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Forum: Fabrication 07-18-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,677
Posted By Rich59
I've made several pellet traps similar to the...

I've made several pellet traps similar to the ones already described. So my contribution is some material suggestions based on what has worked for me. Phone books or catalogs will work in the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-28-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rich59
I think I would polish it and just hang it up on...

I think I would polish it and just hang it up on display.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-12-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,939
Posted By Rich59
+1 for check valve. Seems the most frequent...

+1 for check valve. Seems the most frequent culprit for compressor problems,
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,781
Posted By Rich59
I spent 1970 in Vietnam. I'm still pissed off at...

I spent 1970 in Vietnam. I'm still pissed off at the US government for getting us in that mess. I have no animosity towards the Vietnamese people or the guys on a factory floor producing products. ...
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,956
Posted By Rich59
Best "Here's how you do it" post I've seen in a...

Best "Here's how you do it" post I've seen in a long time. I always enjoy your projects. Thanks for taking the time to post them.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,286
Posted By Rich59
Conceptually you can build or buy rotary tumbler...

Conceptually you can build or buy rotary tumbler that's much larger than a vibratory style. If you wanted to clean large volumes of material you could try a small cement mixer with the media of your...
Forum: Machining 04-06-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,573
Posted By Rich59
I once spent an afternoon trying to get my saw to...

I once spent an afternoon trying to get my saw to cut square. After checking and setting everything twice and still not getting a square cut I changed the blade and solved the problem. Needless to...
Forum: Machining 02-14-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,035
Posted By Rich59
Use mine all the time. Saved a lot by sharpening...

Use mine all the time. Saved a lot by sharpening instead of buying.
Forum: Welding 01-26-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,279
Posted By Rich59
There is an LWS nearby that I go to for...

There is an LWS nearby that I go to for consumables. I don't spent much money there but they recognize me as a repeat customer and treat me well. It helps that they are an independent.

But...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,592
Posted By Rich59
I was given a battery power dremel tool for Xmas...

I was given a battery power dremel tool for Xmas and used it over the weekend to sharpen a chain. I have always used a file to cleanup the chain when I didn't want to take the time to change it. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,592
Posted By Rich59
I have one of those and use it out of the box...

I have one of those and use it out of the box with no problems. I wish I could find a diamond wheel for it. The abrasive wheels can overheat the chain if you aren't careful.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rich59
I don't own a skidder but I'm amazed how hard it...

I don't own a skidder but I'm amazed how hard it is to work on recently manufactured equipment. From trucks to lawn mowers it just seems no thought is given to repair or maintenance.

My wife's...
Forum: Welding 01-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rich59
I've had these guys rebuild several cutting...

I've had these guys rebuild several cutting torches and bought a set of guages from them. I've done business both by mail and in person and would recommend without reservation.
You should see the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,323
Posted By Rich59
If you find more room it almost inevitable that...

If you find more room it almost inevitable that you will find equipment to fill it. I once put a second floor in four feet off the floor on one side of a two car garage. The new second floor space...
Forum: Fabrication 08-31-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,494
Posted By Rich59
I never considered myself very skilled at...

I never considered myself very skilled at plumbing or electrical work. However by comparison to this stuff maybe I'm not so bad.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-27-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rich59
HD Bargain Alert

Went to the local HD to pick up some items for installing a light fixture and while walking thru the electrical section saw Greenlee 9" linemans pliers marked down to $3. Bought the five pair they...
Forum: Welding 08-21-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rich59
I've got a couple of those blankets and have used...

I've got a couple of those blankets and have used them off and on for three or four years. Seemed like a good deal and they have held up well.
Forum: Welding 08-20-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,006
Posted By Rich59
It's always difficult to calculate the...

It's always difficult to calculate the entertainment value you get from messing about with broken machines. Most of mine have turned out to be economically viable, unfortunately there have been a...
Forum: Welding 08-15-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,515
Posted By Rich59
I assume this machine will cover your needs for...

I assume this machine will cover your needs for the near future. I see my friends buying to little or to much machine for there needs fairly frequently.

If you get it at a good price and it turns...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,942
Posted By Rich59
I have one and its ok for the price. It really...

I have one and its ok for the price. It really depends on what you want to do with it.

If bending tube is in your plans you will have to buy additional dies for either round or square tube. ...
Forum: Fabrication 08-01-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,389
Posted By Rich59
I'm not sure this is applicable but you might...

I'm not sure this is applicable but you might take a look at the Snapper walk behind mower set up for getting power to the rear wheels. It's kinda hard to describe but consist of a horizontal wheel...
Forum: Welding 07-30-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,944
Posted By Rich59
Gotta be better than the ATV, riding mower,...

Gotta be better than the ATV, riding mower, generator that Lowes had briefly on the market. Maybe they pulled it off the market so they could add a welder.

I can see they multi function machines...
Forum: Fabrication 07-15-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,958
Posted By Rich59
Removing those valves can be really frustrating...

Removing those valves can be really frustrating because it's hard to prevent the body from moving when you try to turn the valve. I found a local propane dealer who had a set up for removing the...
Forum: Welding 06-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,104
Posted By Rich59
Mine came in the mail today.

Mine came in the mail today.
Forum: Welding 05-04-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,158
Posted By Rich59
I know you said without school. However just...

I know you said without school. However just want to point out that at least one Houston suburban school district (KISD) in the past had night classes in welding. Since most of the school districts...
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